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Cultural Heritage Center

900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
+1 605-773-3458
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Very Well Put Together

The exhibits here are really laid out well. Some of the displays are quite clever. There is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsPickle
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Huntington Beach, California
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very nice

Exhibits are excellent. Lots to see here. Took us close to 2 hours. Reasonable admission price... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
mom57033
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Hartford, South Dakota
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Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this beautiful building features Native American (mostly the Sioux tribes) and pioneer exhibits, with many rare artifacts tracing the history of South Dakota.
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900 Governors Dr, Pierre, SD 57501-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits here are really laid out well. Some of the displays are quite clever. There is an excellent history of the struggles of the native peoples. The displays are mire or less chronological and go through South Dakota history from a territory to statehood....More

Thank MrsPickle
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit, and we welcome you back for special events and new exhibit openings in the future.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Exhibits are excellent. Lots to see here. Took us close to 2 hours. Reasonable admission price. Highly recommend.

Thank mom57033
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We continue our work to improve the visitor experience at the Cultural Heritage Center, an we are delighted to know that your visit was enjoyable.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Stunning architecture set into the side of a hill. The museum is worth at least an hour. Extensive sections on both the Native Americans and the pioneers. Lots of artifacts and the explanations of what you are looking at and why you should care are...More

Thank ralph099
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Wow! Thank you very much for your excellent review. We do appreciate your feedback, and invite you to come back and visit with us anytime. Exhibits are changed regularly and we always have a new slate of public programs in the works.

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is such an interesting place. Lots of educational exhibits and some hands-on activities. The staff are pleasant and the gift shop is nice. Be sure to give yourself at least 90 minutes to go through everything.

Thank KSTravers
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We try to keep our exhibits fresh and maintain a regular series of educational programs, so please come back and see us again!

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place to visit. You need approximately 11/2-2 hours to visit it. Seniors get a discount! The exhibits are informative and high quality and interesting. There is a gift shop there too. You will be glad you visited!

Thank GrammarCopTennessee
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate the feedback. Please come back and visit us as exhibits change and we typically host new programs on a regular basis.

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of great information on SD history. Loved the old stories in the sod house. My 3 & 9 year old daughters liked the observation floor, milking the cow & laying out your house floor plan. The quilt exhibit was neat & the area for...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and we appreciate your disappointment at the interactive screens that were not functioning. We try to ensure that everything is working appropriately each day, but occasionally it is difficult to make quick technological repairs. I can assure your that...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Very informative and well worth the admission price. There were some interactive displays. Lots to see.

Thank lorik337
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and you can trust that we will continue to provide new exhibits and programs for our audience into the future.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had some free time will on business in Pierre and being off season Sunday not much was available. So we came here...and it was great! It is not a huge place as far as the museum section goes but it is packed with a wealth...More

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Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your feedback and welcome you back again any time as exhibits changes and we periodically offer weekend programs.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was inspired by the buffalo, teepee, and stagecoach. Some of the facts and stories they have set up are really neat.

1  Thank Tarea O
Jay S, Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you very much for your response. It is gratifying to know when our exhibits connect with and engage our audience. Please come back and visit us again in the future as exhibits do change periodically.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Lots of awesome stuff to admire. Whenever I have my grandchildren in Pierre we always go up there and there is always something new to admire.

1  Thank sbunt00
Jay S, General Manager at Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We try to keep our exhibit and special event programs lively so that there is something new to see whenever one visits the Cultural Heritage Center. Please come back and see us again!

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Jonna L
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Cliff H
5 June 2017|
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The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:30 on Sunday during the summer. Please call us at 606.773.3458 for more information about events and... More
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Harold C
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Response from Kate V | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. The Museum is open extended hours during the Christmas holiday and summer months, 9:00 AM to 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 - 4:30 pm on Sundays and... More
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